at Ecole Alberni Elementary School
Registration is now open for students who will be in
Grades 5 or 6 in Sept 2019.
How LFI Works
French immersion begins in grades 5 & 6 with all subjects taught in
French. Students meet the same learning outcomes as they would in an
of the strategies employed to facilitate learning in French:
Short simple sentences
Language Arts is reintroduced in grade 7 and students receive 80% of their
instruction in French. Late French Immersion students are in the same
classes as their Early French Immersion counterparts in grade 8. French
instruction in grade 8 remains above 50%. As students move to high
school, French percentages are reduced.
Who Makes a Good Candidate For LFI
who are motivated, willing to take risks and have sincere desire to learn
another language. Students who are proficient in numeracy and literacy in
their grade 5 class. Students who are able to manage their time well,
miss very little school, work well in groups and are not afraid to meet the
challenges of the program (especially in the beginning of grade 6).
What if Parents Don't Speak French?
teacher communicate in English with parents. LFI parents can support
their child by being interested in his or her learning, getting involved with
the school, providing access to resources and supporting him or her with his or
program is designed for students whose first language is NOT French. Late
French Immersion give students the opportunity to enter into the French
Immersion program, with the eventual goal of graduating from grade 12 with a
bilingual Dogwood Certificate.
you are interested in receiving more information about Late French Immersion,
please contact Marc Fryer (email@example.com) at Ecole Alberni Elementary